Monday: The Flood
avatar

Man Standing on Rooftop in Flood

Read Genesis 6:1-13. In what ways do we see the great controversy between good and evil expressed here, only now even more intensely than before? In the Flood we see a partial reversal of the special acts of Creation; many of those things that God had separated are now brought back together. The waters above … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Cain and Abel
avatar

Cain and Abel

Read Genesis 4:1-15. What does this tell us about how deeply ingrained sin had become? At the birth of Cain, Eve was ecstatic. She fully believed that she had just given birth to the Deliverer promised in Genesis 3:15. “I have acquired a man from the LORD” (Gen. 4:1, NKJV) . The text, translated literally … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Global Rebellion and the Patriarchs
avatar

Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 4:1-15; Gen. 3:9-10; Gen. 4:9; Gen. 6:1-13; Ps. 51:1; Gen. 22:1-19; Gen. 28:12-15 Memory Text: “‘Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Crisis in Eden
avatar

Eyes Life Creation

Though we are a long way away from Eden, from the original Creation, there’s still so much in creation that speaks to us of the goodness of God. Look around: we can see not only incredible beauty but incredible design, as well, all of which testifies to our Creator’s love. For instance, think about things … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Consequences
avatar

One Man Leaving God's Hand and the Other Staying

We may be well into eternity before we understand fully how much damage was caused by that one incident at the tree. All that God did during Creation week started to unravel. Relationships that God established were fractured: between people and God (they hid from Him) , between each other (Adam blamed Eve for his … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Crisis in Eden
avatar

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crisis in Eden” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Fall – Part 2
avatar

Cross Hook

When God decided to create Adam and Eve, He stated that they would be made in God’s image and according to His likeness (Gen. 1:26) . The bait on the tempter’s “hook” was that if they ate the forbidden fruit, they would become “like God.” The reality is that they already were like God. They … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Fall – Part 1
avatar

Communicating With the Dead

Described as more “crafty” than any other animal (Gen. 3:1, NIV) , the snake became a powerful symbol throughout Bible history. Moses lifted up a bronze serpent on a pole to stop people from dying in a plague of deadly serpents during the Exodus (Num. 21:5-9) . The same bronze serpent became an object of … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Test at the Tree
avatar

Choose Life

God created everything by a series of separations with clearly defined boundaries: light and darkness, waters above and waters below, land and sea, night and day, creatures according to their kind, a day separated from the others, a woman separated from a man, and a tree set apart from the others. Read Genesis 1:4-6, Genesis … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Three Blessings
avatar

Creation, not Evolution

In the context of Creation, the phrase “and God saw that it was good” appears seven times in Genesis 1: light (Gen. 1:4) ; dry land and sea(Gen. 1:10) ; plants yielding seed and fruit trees bearing fruit (Gen. 1:12) ; sun, moon, and stars (Gen. 1:16) ; seas swarming with fish and skies filled … [Click to read more …]